"The wizard Arkved has the Orb of Vaermina... snatched from the dreams of my followers and dragged into the waking world."

Arkved is a Altmer Mage in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion who is caught in an unexceptionable nightmare for stealing the orb of Vaermina.

He can be found in his tower south-southwest of Cheydinhal. He has left an handwritten note behind on the table in the room where he is found explaining what he did.



  • Killing Arkved does not gain the attention of the Dark Brotherhood, but it may incur a bounty.
  • Despite Vaermina wanting Arkved to sleep forever as punishment, killing him won't affect the quest or cause a reaction.


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